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Summer Fest Adds Pretty Lights, Erykah Badu, 3 Dozen Locals

Pretty Lights at the 2011 IDentity Festival, The Woodlands
Pretty Lights at the 2011 IDentity Festival, The Woodlands
Photo by Jim Bricker

After raising ticket prices Monday night, Free Press Summer Fest announced more headliners Thursday morning.

What are you getting for that extra dough? How about Pretty Lights, Erykah Badu, Fitz & the Tantrums, Phantogram, R3hab, David Garza?

Respectively, that's one Colorado EDM space cadet, one Dallas old-skool gangsta-diva, one slick L.A. neo-soul combo, one upstate New York psych-pop duo, one Dutch DJ and house-music producer and one of Texas's most eclectic, gifted musicians. Sound good?

The lineup for FPSF, scheduled for June 2 and 3 in Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou, already includes the Avett Brothers, Flaming Lips (performing Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon), Afrojack, Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg (probably together), the Descendents, Primus, Major Lazer, Young the Giant, Z-Ro, Portugal. The Man, Two Door Cinema Club and many more.

Oh, and FPSF also announced three dozen local artists who will be playing. As if we could forget them:

Erykah Badu at Arena Theatre, May 2011
Erykah Badu at Arena Theatre, May 2011

New York City Queens Bang Bangz Black Coffee Bart Black DJ Bizz Pale Manichean East Cameron Folkcore DJ G. Wizz Bombon Los Skarnales DJ FREDster DJ SUN & Resolution The Wheel Workers Immigrant Punk The Grass Skirts Rusted Shut Future Blonds Black Leather Jesus Giant Battle Monster Escatones Papaya Clockpole Lazer Cun*zz (cough) Jody Seabody and the Whirls Poopy Lungstuffing The Annoysters GoREALah Soul Demonic Hen Black Magic Marker The Anarchitex Darwin's Finches Muzak John

Always good to see Rusted Shut on there. It wouldn't be Summer Fest without them. Current ticket prices are $75 for a general-admission two-day pass and $115 for a Fancy Pants pass, which gets you access to an air-conditioned tent.

Passes are available online and many places around town that sell music, skateboarding accessories, bongs and anything that looks gnarly under black light. Afterparties and the FPSF schedule should be announced soon.

See more information at www.freepresssummerfest.com.


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